ok, so I had my meeting to discuss employment with the company I work for. one thing- I have a job. They want to keep me and give me a minor raise, which would bring me to below what I was making at my previous job. Oh, and I don't get any vacation, holidays off, or sick time or 401k. Oh, and I don't get healthcare yet. So.... this kind of sucks! Yes, I have a job, which I am very greatful for. I think I would rather have a job with crappy, or no benefits than no job at all. The thing that stings is that I am working harder, I have more responsibilities and generally deserve more money than what I was making before. It really stings. Their excuse is that they are a construction company, not a design firm so they don't provide things that a design firm does. I just need to keep reminding myself that it's not permanent, it's not permanent, it's not permanent. I hate this economy. Because of it I will be basically taking it up the you know what until I can find something else.
The other thing that bugs me, is that this place is sooooo unprofessional! It's a family owned and run business so there are a lot of petty, stupid things that happen and an extreme lack of organization. I try to suggest or introduce a better more streamlined way of doing things and the excuse is that everyone is different and has their own way of doing things. It's like trying to move a pile of dirt with a trowel, slooooow going.
It sucks to feel stuck because of the economy. Yes, I have a job, but what have I given up to have it?
I'm not trying to be insensitive to those of you who have been bitten by the unemployment bug, I've been there. It's just frustrating.